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Sep 03, 2008
You are an inspiration...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Samantha, your mindset about what happened to you as a little girl making you stronger today is a truly admirable one. You've taken a horrendously troubling memory and turned it into a powerful life lesson: "Going through something so wrong as a child has made me a stronger person today." That which doesn't kill you will make you stronger.

Although it seems obviously, I do want to point out here that as a 5- or 6-year-old little girl, you had no physical power to stop that perverted man from molesting you. You said, "I was a happy child, friendly and trusting to anyone, which I found to be my fault." I fail to see how being such a delightful child could be a "fault." I fail to see how being such a delightful child could be your fault. I do understand the connection to trust that you are placing on this; children do need to be cautious. But to place blame on you as a grade-school little girl for the heinous offense of a molester is to apply adult values to what happened when you were helpless to do anything. That's why children have parents: to ensure they are kept safe from harm because they cannot keep themselves safe. You know that in your heart with your own daughter. It was the same for you when you were a little girl.

I so admire the way you told your father. You displayed such remarkable strength; and at a time when you needed his strength to help get you through the turmoil. I must also say that I think highly of your father for the way he handled your difficult disclosure.

Samantha, you are an inspiration. Stay strong. And continue to protect your precious little girl; by going through what you went through, you are better able to ensure that she doesn't.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Sep 03, 2008
Im So Sorry
by: Alexis

That is one of the saddest stories i have ever heard. I am so sorry that u had to go through that as a young child.
I am only 15 years old but i went through the same thing you did for two years. I didnt have the night mares or eating disorders or cutting but i was molested for two yearss. Just about 2 years ago i told someone and finally got it stopped. I know how it feels to not tell someone, i know that i was scared to tell someone that could help me. You are brave for telling your story. You can go to my story, https://www.child-abuse-effects.com/child-abuse-story-from-alexis.html

Sep 03, 2008
wow...
by: Ragdoll Mender

Samantha, you truly ARE an inspiration. It was a horrible thing that happened to you, but you have come out of it and actually grown from it. That is something I hope everyone who's gone through that kind of thing can someday do. Thank you for sharing your story.

<3 RM - RISE [Rape Incest & Suicide Education]

Sep 15, 2008
PROUD OF YOU!!!!
by: Linda

Samantha, You are an inspiration to all the raped women in the world! I wish I had your courage. You have a wonderful Dad and please love and respect him. There are too few men left like him. My father did nothing. After all it was his brother.I guess he came first over his daughter....But anyway, back to you. I really admire you the way you didn't let that child rapist win. You overcame a whole lot of psycological issues and your daughter is lucky to have you as a mom. Good luck to you, Samantha.

Sep 26, 2008
dear Samathia
by: alan martin

Im so sorry to hear about your story
I have two step daughters and the wifes exhusband steve lived with both of us to raise the girls
the right way. For us it works out for sake of the children when familys break up also my exwife also has both of my two boys. We all work togethr
in helping the children that should ncome first.
Never even thought what could have happen to you
Your very strong women now may gods trust be with you always

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